World Book Day 2020

We were blown away by the effort made by all the children for World Book Day. They really made their favourite stories come to life. We had a parade to show case all the costumes and the children completed some fun activities in each of the classes.

See all the pictures below including our winners from each class who received a prize!

Well done everyone – we appreciate everyone’s effort to make World Book Day so good!


The Winners were: Lauren, Caoilte, Oran, Maggie-May, Calum, Cormac, Lucy, Tom – Well done!


Christmas Fun at school!

We had a very special visitor at school today. The children were very excited to see Santa. They performed some Christmas songs and poems that they have been learning in class. Santa had a gift for every child which  can be enjoyed over the holidays.

Our Christmas jumper competition was a success. Well done to all those who made an extra effort, Winners received a beautiful Christmas book – see pictures below.

On behalf of everyone here at St. Michael’s, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. See you all in 2020. 


A trip to the Theatre

We had an excellent time at the Iontas Theatre in Castleblaney on Friday. Snow White was a fantastic show and even the teachers took to the stage! Well done to our own students who had a role in the show – Lauren, Erin, Neasa, Lucy, Katie, Isobel, Grace – Hollywood here they come!

St Bridget’s Day

Our children each made a cross in preparation for St Bridget’s day. To some it was, an already mastered skill, while to others it was something brand new. Either way, every child was successful in the end!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ms. Lennon’s Room

We have been as busy as elves in Ms Lennon’s Room.

The children were absolutely fantastic last week in the Nativity and we could not be prouder of them.

We have being learning all about Advent and the meaning of Christmas. The children have been extending hands of kindness by giving a little extra help at home each day.

We have created some Winter Wonderlands, Snowmen and Christmas decorations –  the artistic talent is clear to be seen.

We have been reading ‘Bronntanas Nollag’ in Irish.

We have been exploring Christmas Word Problems in Maths

We are looking forward to a few more things that are yet to come!

Stop Motion Lego Movies in Ms Lennon’s Class

The children have been reading “War Children” as part of the Library initiative ‘One Book, One County’. They have found it very interesting and have enjoyed reading each of the short stories.

Today, they were visited by the library and had the opportunity to make their very own Stop Motion Lego Movies based on a scene from the book.

A great opportunity for some active learning. The children were enthusiastic and seemed to love every minute. Books really do fuel imagination!


Collaborative Art

Have a look at Ms. Atkinson’s class’ collaborative art that they completed on Tuesday 25th June 2019. It was a fantastic art lesson to finish the year on and it turned out beautifully!

Graduation 2019

Congratulations to our students Annie, Hannah, Millie, Eva, Ella, Kyeira, Céola, Ríbh, Shane, Dylan, Pádraic, Ronan, Gerard and Kevin who graduated from St. Michael’s National School on Monday 24th June 2019.

We are incredibly proud of the fantastic young adults you have become and we cannot wait to hear about all of the amazing things that you do in your future!

Check out the photos of our graduation party below…

Schools in the Past

We would like to extend our thanks to local man Frank Rooney who visited our school on Thursday 20th June 2019. Frank told the children some very interesting stories about life long ago, going into detail about life at school when he attended St. Michael’s National School. The children really enjoyed hearing about how he used to walk to school barefoot in the Summer time, and how girls were not allowed to play football at lunch time.

The art of storytelling is one that is slowly dwindling and we were very lucky that Frank gave up his time to provide this opportunity for the children.

Letter from Conor McManus

There was a lot of excitement in one house in Donaghmoyne on Tuesday 18th June when Molly received a letter from none other than Conor McManus! After writing a letter to Conor as part of an English lesson, Molly decided to send it off in the hopes that it would be read by the Monaghan star.

She was delighted to receive a reply and it’s very clear that Conor has high hopes for Molly’s Gaeilic career!